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PlayMonster welcomes new Director of Inventor Relations

PlayMonster Group has announced the appointment of Dianne Lauble to the role of Director, Inventor Relations, effective immediately. Lauble will expand the company’s growing relationships with the inventor community, while working to develop the company’s leadership and innovation with the next wave of inventors, creators, and designers in the toy, …

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PlayMonster launches Spirograph National Art Contest

Families across the US are being invited to participate in the Spirograph National Art Contest for the opportunity to have their Spirograph art featured at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.  Using the simple magic of pens, gears and paper, artists aged four and older are encouraged …

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PlayMonster expands Spirograph range

The classic craft activity Spirograph is reaching a new generation of creators in 2022, with the help of PlayMonster and The Walt Disney Company. The latest innovations will introduce 3D playsets and clips inspired by various The Walt Disney Company franchises, as well as trending Mandala designs. Developed in 1965, …

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PlayMonster announces new senior leadership team

Tim Kilpin, CEO of PlayMonster – the company behind Spirograph, Colorforms and 5 Second Rule – has announced a global organisational structure that aims to unify the company’s mission around the world. Signalling a move towards unified initiatives and planning as one global company, PlayMonster’s Global Executive team will now include: Gary Aigner, responsible …

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PlayMonster brings award-winning Bluey licence to new activities in 2022

PlayMonster has announced a strategic licensing agreement with BBC Studios that will see new merchandise based on Australia’s favourite Blue Heeler pup, Bluey, coming to stores in the U.S. Bluey has won the hearts of families around the world since it first launched in Australia in October 2018, and has …

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PlayMonster kicks off 2022 with significant investment and new CEO

PlayMonster is launching into 2022 with fresh capital from global private markets firms Adams Street Partners and H.I.G Capital and the promotion of Tim Kilpin, former PlayMonster President, to CEO. Kilpin replaces former CEO Bob Wann, who is retiring from the company. Bill Sacher, Partner, Adams Street, said: “PlayMonster has …

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Playmonster’s Bob Wann among four industry icons to join the Toy Industry Hall of Fame

Playmonster’s CEO, Bob Wann has joined a line-up of esteemed toy industry names – including Jim Pressman, the former president of Pressman Toy Corporation, and the creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy, the late Johnny Gruelle – to be inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. This year’s list …

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PlayMonster, LEGO, and Crayola among 2021 Licensing International Excellence Awards winners

PlayMonster, LEGO, Crayola, and Hasbro have all been named among the winners of the 2021 Licensing International Excellence Awards at a ceremony held via a virtual gathering during this week’s Licensing Expo Virtual. Big name toy companies featured among the 22 award winners from seven different countries, including China, Finland, …

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PlayMonster expands Hasbro partnership to bring Playskool brand to new generation

PlayMonster has expanded on its partnership with Hasbro in a new deal for its Playskool brand, that will see PlayMonster grow its preschool category in 2022 and beyond. The two companies will work together to expand and broaden the iconic Playskool brand, bringing new ways to learn and play within …

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